[ESIP-all] RIP Rob Raskin, 1957-2012

Robert R. Downs rdowns at ciesin.columbia.edu
Sun Mar 4 15:34:42 EST 2012

We will miss Rob. Our prayers are with him and his sister Lisa, who has 
our deepest sympathy.

Rob was an inspiration to his colleagues. He served as a model to those 
who knew him for years as well as to those who only knew him for a short 
time. His dedication to others was obvious. Rob freely shared 
suggestions with colleagues, both publicly and privately, and generously 
offered encouragement for the ideas and efforts of others.

Those who mourn Rob's passing may be comforted to know that they are not 
alone in their time of sorrow. We share in our grief over his passing. 
Rob touched the lives of many who will remember him and miss him.


Bob Downs

On 3/3/2012 1:28 AM, Armstrong, Edward M (388M) wrote:
> HI folks,
> Its me again. With some unfortunate news ......
> Rob passed away at around 8 pm Pacific Time.  I was not there but his sister and a few friends were nearby.  He passed on peacefully with little or no suffering.
> Lisa wants everyone to know she really appreciates their heartfelt support, prayers and thoughts.  The get well cards some of you signed were read to Rob in the last 24 hours as were other messages such as emails and FB posts over the last days. We really really appreciate the support.
> I will be offline over the weekend.  I will send another update Monday sometime.
> Rest easy tonight, Rob. You will be missed. Peace and blessings.
> regards,
> -ed
> Ed Armstrong
> JPL Physical Oceanography DAAC
> 818 519-7607
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